Brandenburger Tor

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The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city centre at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. Having suffered considerable damage in World War II, the Brandenburg Gate was fully restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). During the post-war Partition of Germany the gate was isolated and inaccessible immediately next to the Berlin Wall, and the area around the gate featured most prominently in the media coverage of the opening of the wall in 1989.

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Pepe Balsas on January 2, 2013

Mark.Kreuz:

Excelente composición y escena.

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Saludos cordiales.

VICTOR 60 on January 4, 2013

Very good! Like!

senmax on January 6, 2013

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

Mark Kreuz on January 12, 2013

Thanks to all!

Martin Beitz on February 1, 2013

Muss auch erlaubt sein. ;-) YSL. Grüße, Martin.

Pantelis65 on March 13, 2013

Beautiful architecture, nice capture. Like, greetings Pantelis.

Mark Kreuz on May 30

Lot of thanks to all!

Christos Theodorou on May 30

Classic and beautiful! Excellent night photo. Best regards, Christos

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 23, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Mark Kreuz
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3100
    • Taken on 2012/03/31 00:08:23
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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